12.08.2021, 16:24

Landslide kills three in Halong

Landslide kills three in Halong

The competent forces search for victims at the site of a landslide in Halong City, which killed three people - PHOTO: BAOGIAOTHONG.VN

HCMC - A landslide in Bai Chay Ward in Quang Ninh Province’s Halong City has claimed three lives and left one person injured.

The landslide triggered by torrential rains occurred at an embankment at 4.00 a.m. today, August 12, while four construction workers were sleeping at the foot of the embankment in the ward.

After being notified of the accident, the local authorities immediately approached the site of the landslide to search for the victims, the local media reported.

After two hours of looking for the victims, a body was found. At 8.20 a.m., the second victim was found and hospitalized at the Bai Chay Hospital. The remaining two bodies were also found at 9.00 a.m.

Halong City will offer financial support of VND10 million each to the families of the deceased, while Bai Chay Ward will offer VND3 million to each family.

Several households in areas prone to landslides have been evacuated.

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